Temps recovering on the Plains; Midwest cold
Across the Corn Belt, mostly cloudy, cool, blustery weather accompanies scattered snow showers. Some heavier snow squalls are occurring downwind of the Great Lakes, especially across northern Lower Michigan.
On the Plains, temperatures have rebounded to near- or above-normal levels in many locations, although breezy conditions persist. According to USDA/NASS, winter wheat condition slightly improved during February in several states, including Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. One-fifth of the Kansas wheat crop was rated in very poor to poor condition in late February, down from 23% a month ago.